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Yellowstone National Park

4.6
World heritage site · Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas
World's Largest Collection of Geysers
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks. Visitors flock to see geysers spouting scorching water into the sky and hot mud bubbling from the earth. Trickling hot waterfalls create terraced terrain and a carved canyon of yellow rock draws more than 3 million visitors to the 8,983 sq km (3,468 sq mi) park each year. America's first national park is home to the majority of the world's geysers, and this geological feature is the park's main draw. Yellowstone's position inside an ancient volcanic caldera has left numerous spots where boiling-hot water periodically shoots into the air or scorching turquoise pools constantly produce hot steam. High mountain peaks pierce the sky above expansive grassy plains that nourish herds of bison. Plenty of other big and exotic animals make their home here too, including grizzly bears, wolves, bighorn sheep, elk, and mountain goats. In fact, Yellowstone holds the largest concentration of mammals in the continental United States. Visitors can experience the park in a variety of ways, including scenic driving, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Plan your visit to Yellowstone National Park and other destinations in United States using our United States road trip website.
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Popular things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Canyon
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hot Spring
Old Faithful
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hot Spring
Grand Prismatic Spring
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Yellowstone Lake
4.7
Duration: 6 hours

Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

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Wildlife Area
Lamar Valley
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Hayden Valley
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
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Wildlife Area
Grand Loop Road
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Firehole Canyon Drive
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Yellowstone National Park

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Hot Spring
Mammoth Hot Springs
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Hot Spring
Upper Geyser Basin
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hot Spring
Norris Geyser Basin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Hot Spring
Midway Geyser Basin
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Yellowstone National Park

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Mountain
Mount Washburn
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Geologic Formation
Lower Geyser Basin
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Hot Spring
Beehive Geyser
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Hot Spring
West Thumb Geyser Basin
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Yellowstone National Park

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Wildlife Area
Grand Teton Grand Teton National Park
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Gardiner
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Scenic Drive
42-mile Scenic Loop Drive Grand Teton National Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Amphitheater Lake Grand Teton National Park
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Trails in Yellowstone National Park

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Hiking Trail
Avalanche Peak Hike
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Osprey Falls Trail
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Bunsen Peak
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Purple Mountain Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

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